George MacDonald was a 19th century Scottish writer, poet and minister. He is best known for his fairy tales and fantasies. His most popular works are Phantastes, The Princess and the Goblin, At the Back of the North Wind, and Lilith. Originally published in 1888 The Elect Lady is the tale of a romantic triangle features two young women and a young man who have been an inseparable unit since childhood: Alexa Fordyce, whose father owns the land; Andrew Ingram, whose family are tenants on the land; and Dawtie, the daughter of a poor cottar couple. As they mature, another young man enters the picture, allegiances change, and class distinctions threaten to drive them apart.